News from Russia informs us that this country has recently witnessed the birth of the world's first so-called liliger, which is basically the offspring of a liger mother and a lion tiger.
In case anyone was wondering, a liger is in itself the result of having one tiger mate with a lion, so one can argue that mixing and matching felines in order to bring unnatural species into the world could soon become a major issue.
Conservationists explain that, in the wilderness, lions and tigers never get together in order to produce offsprings, both because of geographic limitations and because these two species of big cats behave in anything but similar manners, and therefore cannot interact with one another.
Although some might argue that having ligers and now even liligers around is interesting to say the least, those trying to safeguard both tigers and lions worldwide argue that such “hybrids” bring no contribution to ongoing conservation projects.
Thus, they are only noteworthy as oddities and as a source of entertainment.